Fixing Desktop.ini popup on Windows Start

Wed, Nov 4, 2009

Tech Tips

If you have a file called desktop.ini open in Notepad when Windows starts, here is how to fix it. You just need to delete this file from the Program Menu startup folder.

  1. Go to the Notepad window that has the desktop.ini file.
  2. In the menu, click File -> Save As.
  3. In the “Save as type”, select “All Files”.
  4. You will see the desktop.ini file in the list, right click, and select Delete.
  5. Cancel the Save As, and close the Notepad window.
  6. Now it will not appear anymore when you reboot.

How Can This Happen:
Most likely it was some installation process that incorrectly placed the file in the startup folder. In my case it was Mozy file.

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One Response to “Fixing Desktop.ini popup on Windows Start”

  1. Gagan Says:

    worked for me.
    thanks a lot..